THE WHATCOM MUSEUM is committed to forging partnerships in our community and providing access to art, history, and nature programming to all.

Ellen Clark paints a portrait of a couple at Project Homeless Connect.

Ellen Clark paints a portrait of a couple at Project Homeless Connect.

Discounted memberships may be available to low-income families. For more information or to apply, please email us.

We review requests for donations year round, with priority given to non-profit organizations whose work supports our mission, and serving Whatcom County residents. Please allow 60 days for review. To be considered for a donation of goods or services, complete and submit our donation request form to the provided address.

The Whatcom Museum has made donations to a variety of local organizations and non-profits, including:

A Loving Space
Alzheimers Association of Washington
Animals as Natural Therapy
Arthritis Foundation
Bellingham Festival of Music
Brigid Collins Family Support
Catch the Son Preschool
Campfire Samish Council
Cottage School
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assualt Services
Homeport Learning Center
Island County Historical Society & Museum
Mei Hua Chinese School
Parkview Elementary School
Seattle Humane Society
St. Francis Childcare and Preschool
Squalicum Boat Club
Squalicum High School
Visions Program
Western Washington University Athletics
Whatcom Day Academy
Whatcom Dream Project
Whatcom Land Trust